Host Taylor Shuts Out Maple Leafs 3-0 Saturday
UPLAND, Ind. - The Goshen College women's soccer team held the starting lineup for host Taylor University fairly well in check. Unfortunately, three different Trojan substitutes found the back of the net and Taylor shut out the Maple Leafs 3-0 in Upland Saturday.
"Taylor had been putting up huge numbers this season, particularly from their freshman forward Molly Drooger," head coach Thavisith Mounsithiraj said. "We adjusted our formation to gain more control of the midfield defensively and offensively. All of Taylor's goals came from beyond the 18 yard box, two of which we failed to get into position and make a timely challenge."
The hosts struck in the 38th, 69th, and 81st minutes as they posted their fifth-consecutive shutout and are off to their best start (8-2) since 1999.
"They were very frustrating ways to concede goals, particularly when we were effective in the midfield," Mounsithiraj added. "We were more organized and played with more space and time."
The time and space did not always transition to scoring chances, though, as the Leafs were out shot 17-4 on the day. Despite the overall difference, the Leafs did fire all their attempts on frame, leaving both Taylor's goalkeeper Corri Sehr and the Leafs' Lynn Weaver with four saves.
"Kat Luginbuhl did a very good job for us with her distribution playing with a lot of poise and control," continued Mounsithiraj. "The consistency of our play in the back continues to be impressive with two freshman (Emily Fretz and Alisha Christner) and a sophomore (Mara Swartzentruber) in the lineup.
The loss moves the Leafs to 4-6 on the season and 0-2 in Mid-Central College Conference play. They are back in action when they host Bethel College for a 7:00 p.m. kick off.